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Little Pappasito's Cantina

#176 of 6,970 Restaurants in Houston
#181 of 7,512 Places to Eat in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Greenway/ Upper Kirby
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2536 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3209
(713) 520-5066
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 52
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food but busy and loud

I always eat at Pappasito's at least once during my trips to Houston. Great food, great pina coladas and good service. The only down side is that it's always loud, frequently busy and the portions are too big. That said, it's worth the wait and some folks don't mind the noise and over-eating!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Paris, France
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Paris, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I always eat at Pappasito's at least once during my trips to Houston. Great food, great pina coladas and good service. The only down side is that it's always loud, frequently busy and the portions are too big. That said, it's worth the wait and some folks don't mind the noise and over-eating!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Stopped by with a large business group on a Wednesday night. Atmosphere was lively and background noise rather loud. We started with a civeche combo that was good For the entree I had a pan seared snapper which was perfectly blackened seasoned but overcooked Portions were huge

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Georgetown, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It's Wednesday night in Houston and raining and everyone has the same idea. Pappasito's!!! The wait was an hour and we found a spot at the rail and got lucky. A server spotted us, got us drinks and served our meal there as well. Food was excellent as always even with my special order. One of my favorites - will... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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142 reviews 142 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Wonderful tex mex food.. The ceviche is excellent great flavor. All of the food was well prepared. Our waiter and his trainee were great they knew each item on the menu.. Give them a try...

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Fabulous food. Tasty margaritas. Wednesday is half off fajitas, so it can be a little busy and loud but definitely worth a visit.

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Reston VA
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151 reviews 151 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We were here for lunch and one person had a food allergy so Sarah the kitchen manager came out and willingly helped us. Since we were first-time customers, Sarah insisted we have a free quesadiiás as an appetizer. They were delicious, as were the fajitas we had as a main course. Since this Pappasitos Cantina ( on Richmond) is the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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144 reviews 144 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Had a great meal here with friends before a football game. It was very busy so service was a bit slow. The chips and two salsas were great. Everyone was happy with their meal and cleaned their plates. I had the Tortilla soup and it was great. All in all a fun time. Has a festive and loud atmosphere.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Pappasito's has hands down the best TexMex in the city. They are always consistent, always deliver great service and the atmosphere is always great. The fajitas are excellent, make sure you ask for butter if they don't bring it! The quesadillas are great. The queso is my favorite in the world. Even the kids meals are good.

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Houston, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The steak with shrimp was awesome . The enchiladas are good and so are the margaritas . We didnt really care for the queso . And a shout to our waiter Wayne for the outstanding service we received .

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best food in Houston especially fish Tacos. Fresh grilled Mahai mahai fantastic A plus very fun and great service Chips And creamy salsa also very good no room left for desert

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2536 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3209
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Neighborhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Phone Number: (713) 520-5066

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?